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    I would add in that a teenager should be allowed to carry aspirin, or tylenol, or midol, or an inhaler, insilin, an epi-pen etc on their person without being charged and expelled for a 'drug offense'. A drug offense should apply only to illegal drugs, not otc or prescription drugs (maybe I may be willing to make an exception for things like codeine which can be sold and are addictive, but an inhaler??). There are a number of schools which share nurses, which then makes it difficult for a teenager to get appropriate medication and sometimes even emergency medication. And even when a nurse is in the school she isn't always in the office.

    They tried to suspend my sister for passing out in the hallway outside the nurses office an hour before the end of day for 'cutting class' (blood sugar issue, dieting plus PE). The nurse didn't come back to the office until after school had closed, stating she was on her 'coffee break'. For an hour, at the end of the day. My dad went into school and quickly put the kaibosh on that, she'd served one day of the in school suspension, but it's off her record. What would have happened if that had been an asthmatic child who needed their inhaler which was locked in that office?

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:51:52 PM PST

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